‘Elektra’ in Baden-Baden and Berlin

On March 23, 26 and 31, Elza van den Heever will grace the stage as Chrysothemis alongside conductor Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic in Richard Strauss’ monumental opera, Elektra, at the esteemed Baden-Baden Easter Festival. This eagerly anticipated production, under the direction of Philipp Stölzl, promises a fresh interpretation of the one-act psycho-drama, adding a new dimension to this timeless masterpiece. Following this engagement, the ensemble will journey to Berlin for concert performances of the opera at the iconic Berlin Philharmonie on April 4 and 7.

The stellar cast boasts acclaimed artists including Nina Stemme portraying Elektra, Michaela Schuster as Klytämnestra, Johan Reuter as Orest, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Aegisth, and a lineup of talented performers in supporting roles, including Anthony Robin Schneider, Serafina Starke, Anna Denisova, Lucas van Lierop, Andrew Harris, Kirsi Tiihonen, Katharina Magiera, Marvic Monreal, Alexandra Ionis, Dorothea Herbert, and Lauren Fagan.

Photo: Dario Acosta